It didn't take the Phillies long to get on the board, as Jim Thome hit a two-out solo homerun in the top of the first, giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead, which didn't last long. In the bottom of the inning, Luis Matos singled home Brian Roberts, who led off the inning with a triple.
The Phillies got to starter Rick Helling (5-6) in the third, when Placido Polanco and Jimmy Rollins collected back-to-back doubles. Polanco's double scored Todd Pratt and Rollins' double put the Phillies up 3-1. Polanco would score another run in the fifth when he scored when Bobby Abreu got an infield single as the Phillies extended their lead to 4-1 over the Orioles.
Millwood was streaming right along, retiring 17 in a row, including the first two hitters in the sixth inning. The Orioles then notched four straight singles to score two runs and make it a one-run game at 4-3. Millwood rebounded to get the final out of the inning without any further damage.
The Phillies don't get to take a breather, as they return to The Vet to play the Chicago Cubs in a four-game series starting Monday. Shawn Estes (6-6, 5.40) will face Vicente Padilla (6-7, 3.76) in the series opener.